Juniper Hill, in my very humble opinion, was a book that was the queen of all small-town romances.
TITLE : Juniper Hill (The Edens #2)
AUTHOR : Devney Perry
PUBLISHING DATE : January 11, 2022
PUBLISHER : Devney Perry
PAGE LENGTH : 326
GENRE : Small Town Contemporary Romance
TRIGGERS : Violence, Abuse,
- Touch her and you die
- Who did this to you
- Hurt x Comfort
- Forced Proximity
From USA Today bestselling author Devney Perry comes a small town, neighbors to lovers romance.
Memphis Ward arrives in Quincy, Montana, on the fifth worst day of her life. She needs a shower. She needs a snack. She needs some sanity. Because moving across the country with her newborn baby is by far the craziest thing she’s ever done.
But maybe it takes a little crazy to build a good life. If putting the past behind her requires a thousand miles and a new town, she’ll do it if it means a better future for her son. Even if it requires setting aside the glamour of her former life. Even if it requires working as a housekeeper at The Eloise Inn and living in an apartment above a garage.
It’s there, on the fifth worst day of her life, that she meets the handsomest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Knox Eden is a beautiful, sinful dream, a chef and her temporary landlord. With his sharp, stubbled jaw and tattooed arms, he’s raw and rugged and everything she’s never had—and never will. Because after the first worst day of her life, Memphis learned a good life requires giving up on her dreams too. And a man like Knox Eden will only ever be a dream.
MY REVIEW – ★★★★
Devney Perry has enchanted the readers, pulling them in until they have fallen prey to the cheesiness of the beautiful couple – Memphis and Knox. A story about starting over and finding yourself amidst a storm, Juniper Hill is an exceptionally penned Romance saga that will entice the readers.
It might sound a tad corny from my end, but my heart was so stuffed after reading this book that I was half-afraid it would burst. First things first, the cover of the book aesthetically pleases not just the reader’s eyes but their soul. It is perfectly tailored to cater to the needs of the story.
The plot of small-town romance, ‘starting over and finding yourself,’ was executed so that it made perfect sense despite being overused. The grumpy x sunshine dynamic was intricately and flawlessly woven into the story such that it served a greater purpose than being a mere trope around which the story revolved. Both characters’ pasts made it so that their transition from city folks to town folks was realistic and not forced.
The delicious tension between the grumpy chef Knox and the frazzled new mom Memphis, who was trying to do her best for her son, Drake, was exuberantly delicious. The chemistry between them sizzled with the embers of a fire. No matter how much I wanted to take my time absorbing every scene of the book, I couldn’t help but gobble it all up in a single sitting.
Knox is the perfect specimen of a man, a sinful chef and a prospective star in the wet dreams of many women. In my humble opinion, tattooed book heroes are my jam, which is why Knox was the perfect guy. Memphis was one tough nut to crack. She was desperate but not naive, kind but not a pushover. I loved their characters’ dynamics and how the author penned their relationship, bringing it to life.
Despite this being my first book by the author, I can see myself reading more of her work in the future. She has an impressive command over her diction, and her narrative prowess is beyond compare. I would highly recommend this book to all Small Town Romance aficionados. The ones who spend their time daydreaming about a love they could quite possibly find only between the pages of a book.